Sikorsky Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
225 Reviews

3.1
225 Reviews
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Sikorsky President Mick Maurer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sikorsky (and UTC) creates a learning culture and puts their money behind it with a very generous Employee Scholar Program (in 20 reviews)

  • I have been told that the Employee Scholar Program and stock award program has been limited lately (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance: is always on the horizon; there seems an innate inability to eliminate bureaucracy (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay raises are very poor and no adjustment for cost of living (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Was my first job out of college and was a great way to get my foot in the professional career door.

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    Current Employee - Avionics Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Avionics Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Got great experience, happy with my starting salary offer straight out of college. Benefits are pretty good for me, especially since Im a healthy single male with no kids.

    Cons

    At the Huntsville site there isn't much growth opportunities in a since of stepping out of your engineering everyday duties. Once you're hired on in one position, there isn't much opportunities expand into other fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with employees would be nice other than only communicating in all hands meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Large company - works for and against you

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    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, salaries, chance to work on a product that you can actually see the result of your efforts.

    Cons

    Large company management structure - can get lost in the shuffle. Reorganizations are constantly taken place with little regard to employee input or satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's a Job, but oh, what a way to make a living.....

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great product, access to cutting edge technology, education program.

    Cons

    CONSTANT layoffs!!! Rumor mill surrounding layoffs, very political place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the practice of hire / fire management. That is NO WAY to run a company. Keep up with technology as the product matures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool product, but your just a number

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Product, supporting the troops

    Cons

    to the company you are just a number, no personalization. Pay raises are very poor and no adjustment for cost of living. Even though the company has had its biggest profits and margins in history, every year is furloughs and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the small guys, they are the ones who really keep the company running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Employed for 20 years in many different jobs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall good benefits and they pay for education.

    Cons

    The ethical culture is poor and very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You would benefit the customer, employees, and community if you focused on fostering a positive culture focused on employee involvement. Avoid further ethical pitfalls founded on political gain or self-interests. Get back to implementing continuous improvements that focus on driving business results and not just checking the box for audit purposes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Steady

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

    Pros

    At times overtime pay is readily available

    Cons

    Our business is at the mercy of US government and subject to budget cuts

  8.  

    Busy but disorganized

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    Former Employee - Engineering Proposal Analyst  in  Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Engineering Proposal Analyst in Stratford, CT

    I worked at Sikorsky as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people who are helpful when you ask questions

    Cons

    Technical jargon is difficult to follow, not much solid documentation of internal job processes, and slow turnaround with many processes (i.e. help desk, proposal inputs). People are very overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp internal process documentation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company overall

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    Current Employee - Customer Representative  in  Trumbull, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Representative in Trumbull, CT

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sikorsky is a defence company with decent benefits,ability to move internally to other departments,and provides a healthy work life balance to its employees.

    Cons

    Management is slow in implementing changes and communicating relevant info for employees to adjust.Poor training and adaptability to organizational changes .System is highly bureaucratic and the occasional high school attitude/politics is evident when dealing with promotions and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more performance- based incentives to employees,cut out middle management,provide higher quality benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sikorsky

    Pros

    Awesome products which have inspirational stories to them- how can you not like making something that helps the military men and women home and abroad?

    Cons

    Large company that makes you feel not important as an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase employee engagement. Stop having lay offs every year or every other year.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced working in the custom built helicopter business

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Coatesville, PA

    I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyday is a new adventure

    Cons

    Annual pay increases don't keep up with inflation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good employees are an investment worth retaining with a salary worthy of their talents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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